Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Spring One Room Challenge - The Reveal

Hello and welcome to the reveal of the 2018 Spring One Room Challenge.  Before I get to the photos, which I know is what you really want to see, I'd like to again say thank you to Linda Weinstein for hosting this awesome event.  

In order to truly understand the dramatic change that took place in this space, I think it is important to know where we started in this journey.  You can read about the previous weeks here - Week One, Week Two, Week Three, Week Four, and Week Five.

New Bamboo Flooring from Lumber Liquidators

Black ceiling and trim with a silver "faux finish" which, according to Mama, is definitely NOT sponge paint (she has standards after all) even though it was applied with a sponge many years ago

We wanted to create a bright and airy TV room and I think that we accomplished just that. 

We added a board and batten treatment around the room with grasscloth on the ceiling.  Drapery and pillows were made by me and Mama.  Chairs, stools, and skirted table upholstered by me.

Rug  |  Chair - Pottery Barn - I upholstered in Braemore Jamil

Stools - Vintage & Reupholstered by me  |  Sofa  - Interior Define Maxwell  |  Art - Vintage

Sconces - Vintage  |  Stools - Vintage  |  Console Table - Vintage  & Gold Leafed by Me

Red Pillow - Thibaut Gazelle  |  Green Pillow - Scalamandre Tigre  |  Cream Pillows - Brunschwig & Fils Le Lac

Chair - Vintage Italian Upholstered by Me  |  Giant Clam Shell - At Home  |  Sconce Shades - At Home

Brutalist Seagulls - Vintage  |  Tray - Target (no longer available)

Brass Fish - Vintage  |  The Crimson Tide

Silhouette - Vintage of My Daddy  |  Skirted Table - Built and Upholstered by me in Brunschwig & Fils Le Lac

Champagne Flutes - Waterford

Garden Stool - One Kings Lane - No Longer Available  |  Federal Mirror - Vintage  |  Chair - Vintage Italian upholstered by me  |  Drapery - Mary McDonald for F. Schumacher  Firenze

Cross - Cross Bottle Guy (Similar)  |  Lamps - I believe they are Jamie Young that I sourced forever ago from One Kings Lane.  The finish was really messed up so I gold-leafed them

My Daddy in the 82nd Airborne  |  Hardware - Emtek

Nesting Tables - Vintage

Red Pot - Home Depot  |  Brass Cranes - Vintage

Press for Champagne

Cheers to a successful One Room Challenge.  Be sure to check out the Featured Designers and the other Guest Participants for a tremendous amount of inspiration. 

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Spring One Room Challenge - Week Five

Hello and welcome to Week Five of the Spring 2018 One Room Challenge.  If you're unfamiliar with the ORC, it is an event spearheaded by Linda from Calling it Home where 20 Featured Designers and hundreds of Guest Participants, like myself, attempt to completely redo a room in six weeks.

For this ORC, my fifth, I am attempting to turn my parents' dark bonus room from a man-cave into a light and airy TV room.  What's new the final week before the reveal?  Paint, wallpaper, paint, upholstery, paint.  In fact, we still are not done painting. There is a light at the end of the tunnel, but don't think that means we will have a reprieve, because then starts sewing.  

Our "helpers" are never far behind

Sneak peek of the wallcovering

While the paint has been drying, we have also been busy reupholstering a few pieces for the room. 

This is a before (obvs)

This is a before (obvs)





I think we should have a Where's Waldo type game on my blog called "Spot the Dog".  Sheesh.  Anywhoo, the upholstery turned out pretty great, if I do say so myself.  

We still have a lot to do, including:
  • Sew the curtains and pillows
  • Hang the curtain rod
  • Pimp out the glass for the TV table
  • Install door hardware
  • Install lighting
  • Move furniture out (bye, bye ugly recliner)
  • Move furniture in (hello, leopard beauty)
  • Clean
  • Style for photographs Sunday
The best part?  We have three days.  Oh, I guess it would be good for us to finish painting too.  Looks like we will be having cereal for supper.  See you next week for the reveal!

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Spring One Room Challenge - Week Four

Hello and welcome to Week Four of the Spring 2018 One Room Challenge.  If you're unfamiliar with the ORC, it is an event spearheaded by Linda from Calling It Home where 20 Featured Designers and hundreds of Guest Participants, like myself, attempt to completely redo a room in six weeks.

For this ORC, my fifth, I am turning my parents man-cave bonus room into a light and airy TV room...or attempting to at least.  What's new, you ask?  Well, this week was all about caulking, painting, and the search for two flush mount light fixtures to replace the boob lights.

Let me give you a little insight to my Mama.  She is a wonderful woman who lives a very comfortable life.  She and Daddy retired last year and she has since put them on a "budget".  When she tells Daddy that he has a budget for fishing and beer that he must adhere to, he just laughs.  She, on the other hand, takes it VERY seriously, so much so that she started to use the cotton from the medicine bottles for her eye makeup removal...wait, what?  Completely unnecessary.  She's like one of those cheap millionaires that wait on hold two hours with the internet company because she was overcharged by $0.11.

Fast forward to the ORC and me sourcing two flush mount lights.  I sent her a few respectable options that were not too terrible looking and were somewhat easy on the wallet.

One  |  Two  |  Three  |  Four  |  Five

That was the beginning of #Lightgate2018.  She could not believe that we wouldn't find something fashionable for $25 regardless of how much I tried to remind her that It. Is. Not. 1942.  This went on for over a week.  Finally, I decided to be smart and sat her down with the laptop and a large glass of wine and went to the one place I knew I could find discount  Two glasses of wine and twenty-five excruciating pages later, she was a converted woman.  We ultimately decided to order these beauties from West Elm.

Crisis Averted

If you follow me on Instagram you likely saw the paint progress that we made.  The room is SO much lighter and I am thrilled with how it is turning out.

Funny we were painting, Mama asked me, "With the board and batten being Antique White and the grasscloth on the ceiling, do you think it will be too much?"  I about wet my pants as I laughingly replied, "You have black walls that are sponge painted with silver and you are worried about THIS being too much?"

Now you understand why this is called the One Room Challenge.  See you next week.